Anime Underground The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time  

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It's inevitable in almost any show you watch, but what are the saddest anime deaths of all time? For this list we're ranking anime deaths that made you cry, or at least made you feel really sad. Since it's the funeral that often makes these deaths so sad, this list is also kind of a ranking of the saddest anime funerals of all time. There are a few that come to mind when you talk about sad anime funerals, but Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist has always stood out as particularly sad (mostly because his young daughter doesn't understand what is happening when the casket is lowered into the ground.)

Please vote for the anime characters deaths that made you cry, and add any to the list if that character is not already here.
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1
8,941 2,437
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
9,296 2,300
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,121 2,106
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

4
6,290 2,193
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
7,263 2,359
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

6
7,774 2,097
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

7
5,753 1,757
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

8
6,327 2,353
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

9
3,743 1,254
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei

Assassination classroom S.A.A.U.S.O

10
5,735 2,416
L is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

11
4,199 1,739
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,315 1,861
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

13
4,163 1,865
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

14
2,309 1,051
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

15
4,367 1,570
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

16
752 326
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

17
3,084 1,633
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

18
3,396 1,699
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

19
2,747 1,485
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,931 1,750
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

21
2,017 1,192
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

22
2,008 1,223
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

23
2,894 1,466
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

24
361 114
Shiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
BrigittaDavis added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

25
2,474 1,424
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time